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hids and bhlm

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by justin14200, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    i just finished placing an order for some 5000k hid fogs and headlights for my 2010 access cab. almost done with my bhlm. im waiting for te like 15th coat t dry. ill post pics when im done.
     
  2. May 11, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    Nice! But why 15 coats? If you are using Krylon Fusion, it only takes a couple...
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    i have no idea, i guess i just did really light coats. i basically misted the thing with paint until it was all covered. it looks great. all i gotta do is put them back together and throw them on the truck. my hids should be here in less than a week. i cant wait!
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Awesome. Have you preburned it yet?
     
  5. May 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    preburned? whats that?
     
  6. May 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Ruhh-Rohh...
     
  7. May 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    what am i missing here?
     
  8. May 14, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    I'm assuming you did this...?

    • preheat oven to 300F and TURN IT OFF
    • take out bulbs (I just took out the wire harness and left the whole thing hanging on the truck, bulbs and all)
    • remove all screws from light assembly
    • put headlight on a piece of cardboard so it doesn't melt to the rack (don't know if required, but too many people have f'd this up....)
    • put headlights in for 10 minutes for glue to soften
    • gently pull the assembly apart
    • take screws out of chrome surround to remove and paint
    • paint 2 to 3 coats and let dry over night (some have done less time and the fumes from the paint curing fogged the lense)
    • use wax paper or newspaper strips along the edge of the surround to avoid scratching paint while putting it back in the housing
    • put screws back in surround, place 2 halves of headlight back together and reverse the procedure to open them
    • put a bead of silicon around the edge of the 2 halves after it cools so moisture doesn't get in and fog the lense
     
  9. May 14, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    yeah, i did that. they look great
     
  10. May 14, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Then you're all set! I've got the BHLM on my SW and it really accents the paint.
     
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